Open Sesame! See How to Use Other Mobile Apps with Cordova-Open

Alpha Anywhere now supports the Cordova-Open PhoneGap plugin. The Cordova-Open plugin is used to open a file with its associated native app. For example, a PDF file can be displayed using the native PDF viewer on the device or a…

Building a Dashboard with Alpha Anywhere Rapidly

By Michael Cornfrord In this case the client operates a busy clothing e-commerce site. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE DASHBOARD? The Dashboard is a quick source of weekly data showing sales and inventory and is designed to help management…

Why Does Start Software Call Alpha Anywhere’s Low-Code Environment a “Developer’s Best Friend”?

Start Software’s director and principal consultant Robin Bennett explains why “coding optional” Alpha Anywhere is actually a code-loving developer’s best friend. Let’s get a few confessions out of the way. I love writing code. I really do. I find the…

Avoid the Big Bang: Preventing Collisions with Self-Contained Controls

Avoid the Big Bang: Preventing Collisions with Self-Contained Controls

JavaScript functions for the FormView, ViewBox, and ControlBar can be defined in several locations. These locations include the UX Component level, the Control level, and the Object level. Functions defined at the UX Component or Control level are created in…

Wow Users with Syntactically Awesome Applications in Alpha Anywhere v4.3

Wow Users with Syntactically Awesome Applications in Alpha Anywhere v4.3

Alpha Anywhere v4.3 was released earlier this week. With this release comes a number of new features, including the addition of the Alpha Style and a redesigned Style Builder with new features that make creating sub-themes and customizing styles incredibly…

How to TURBO CHARGE Your App Load Speeds With Pre-rendering

How to TURBO CHARGE Your App Load Speeds With Pre-rendering

When a request is made to the Web Application Server to fetch a UX Component, the Application Server calculates the layout for the UX before it is returned to the client. For small UX Components, this calculation may not take…